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Matt & Brett Love Comics!

Matt Little & Brett White

Matt Little and Brett White love comic books like Rogue loves Gambit — in a very unhealthy way that exhausts everyone around them. Join them as they dissect comic book culture with the focused totality of their nerd abilities.

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Matt & Brett Love Comics!
Aug 4, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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The movie Matt never thought he’d see has arrived! An assassin, a scoundrel, a destroyer, a raccoon, and a tree have all come together to form the heart of what just might be the best movie of the summer. Get ready for some PRAISE. And spoilers, lots of spoilers if you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet! Joining Matt and Brett are frequent guest Kevin Hines, as well as first time guests Nate Kushner and Lacroix Scott. Get out there and see Guardians of the Galaxy ASAP! Music:...
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Jul 2, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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While at HeroesCon, Matt and Brett moderated the Image Artists panel featuring Ryan Browne (“God Hates Astronauts”), Jason Latour (“Southern Bastards”), Paul Azaceta (“Outcast”), and Paul Maybury (“Sovereign”). Music: “Artists Only” by Talking Heads "HeroesCon 2014: Image Artists Panel" originally appeared at http://mattandbrettlovecomics.com/podcast/2014/heroescon-image-artists-panel.html
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Jul 2, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett had the pleasure of moderating the Image Writers panel at HeroesCon 2014, which features Matt Fraction (“Sex Criminals”), Kelly Sue DeConnick (“Pretty Deadly”), Bryan JL Glass (“Mice Templar”), and Justin Jordan (“Spread”). Music: “Virginia Plain” by Roxy Music "HeroesCon 2014: Image Writers Panel" originally appeared at http://mattandbrettlovecomics.com/podcast/2014/heroescon-image-writers-panel.html
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Jun 24, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett have returned from their trip to Charlotte, North Carolina’s HeroesCon with a lot of new memories, a few new buddies, and a double quartet of interviews! Yes, double quartet. Octet? Probably. Anyway, while wandering the expansive Artist Alley at the comic-focused show, Matt and Brett spoke with: Mitch Gerads (artist on Punisher) Jake Wyatt (upcoming artist on Ms. Marvel) Joe Quinones (artist on Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell) Jordan Boyd (colorist on Star Wars: Legacy)...
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Jun 16, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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The summer con season is in full swing and this year – for the first time ever – includes another show in New York City. This was the inaugural Special Edition NYC con held in Manhattan’s Javits Center, and unlike the big ol’ New York Comic Con, this con was strictly comics. Brett hit the show floor and grabbed some interviews, catching up with old friends and making new ones. Will Sliney (Fearless Defenders) on Spider-Man 2099 Marguerite Bennett (Joker’s Daughter) on writing Firestar...
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Jun 10, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week on Matt & Brett Love Frozen Yogurt, things take a slight detour towards comic books and ‘80s cartoons! But really, there’s a lot of froyo talk up top before we stroll down memory lane, reminiscing our teenage years discovering TV shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Also, Matt’s been reading some comics on the Marvel Unlimited app! This is the first talk episode in a little while, so there’s some catching up to do. Stuff we mentioned:...
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Jun 2, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett keep the X-Fun rolling as they read the two-part classic Uncanny X-Men story that inspired this summer’s big hit film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. This story by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, Terry Austin, Tom Orzechowski, and Glynis Wein is considered to be one of the greatest X-Men stories of all time, and it’s definitely one of Brett’s favorites. Will everyone else share his strong feelings?! Joining them is comedian, writer, fashion designer, and director Ellena...
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May 27, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt, Brett, and the movie crew are back again, except this time they’re more united in their praise for a film than ever before! One could say they’re X2: X-Men United? Get ready for spoilers because there’s a LOT to spoil — and a lot to get excited about — in this new film. How did Brett keep from telling everyone about it after seeing it two weeks ago at a press screening? Find out! You can hear Sebastian Deken in our Amazing Spider-Man movie episode; Jon Gutierrez on our Captain...
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May 19, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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TRIGGER WARNING! Matt and Brett and special guest Jordan D. White are diving into easily the heaviest comic book that’s ever been read on this show. Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows’ polarizing, controversial ode to H.P. Lovecraft is discussed, and things get serious. So, in all seriousness, here’s a legit trigger warning for sexual abuse and violence, because it’s impossible to discuss this heavy work of horror without addressing those topics head-on. Brett even read up on criticism of...
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May 13, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett dive into ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! in this episode, as they read three all-new number one issues from three all-new ongoing series. From lawyers to space pirates, anti-heroes to super heroes, these three issues show off just how diverse Marvel’s current offerings are. You can pick all three series up on Comixology: She-Hulk #1 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido Magneto #1 by Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernandez Walta Cyclops #1 by Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman You can even plan...
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May 6, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt, Brett, and two friends of the podcast watched “Amazing Spider-Man 2” on Thursday night and man oh man did they all have thoughts about it! In between a lot of soul-searching, the gang does come up with some things they liked about the film, and then just had a good old time discussing some of the film’s more interesting choices. You can hear Katey Healy-Wurzburg on previous episodes where we discussed Spider-Man’s many origin stories, as well as our “The Amazing Spider-Man”...
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Apr 28, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week’s chat episode guest is our dear ol’ buddy Dave Bluvband. You may recognize Mr. Bluvband from his work on public access sensation The Chris Gethard Show, where he appears as The Human Fish. In this free-flowing talk-a-palooza, we discuss Dave’s love of Silver Age Marvel, his comic shop habits when traveling across the country, and some of his comic-book based comedy exploits. You can follow @Bluvband on Twitter, and be sure to check him out on The Chris Gethard Show! Music:...
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Apr 22, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Producer Ben fills in for Matt this week as the podcast heads both underground and into an intergalactic wrestling circuit. Brett and Ben’s childhood — and adulthood — Turtle fandom shines through in this dissection of the comics based on and inspired by the 1987 cartoon series. Would these comics have given Brett and Ben’s kid selves their desperately needed Turtle Fix? Man-Ray wields a harpoon “Now for some real work…” “I want a pizza! Like now!” NYC in a nut shell...
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Apr 14, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Spring has arrived! Matt and Brett got up super early to record this one — so early, Brett’s eating cereal! The dudes talk about Flash Gordon, The WDVE Morning Show, the role of editors, Andrew Wildman’s tenure on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Peter David’s Incredible Hulk, Marvel Unlimited, John Romita Jr. on Superman, action figures, and much, much more, all before their morning coffee! Or at least Matt’s morning coffee. Brett doesn’t drink coffee. For further listening, why not...
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Apr 7, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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To celebrate the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Matt and Brett have joined with Chikara wrestling guru Mike Quackenbush to read the first ever limited series starring the Marvel sequel’s breakout star: The Falcon! What other Marvel characters does Mike have an affinity for? What’s it like eating lunch with Larry Hama? Just how good of friends was Mike with Marvel editor legend Mark Gruenwald? Find out in this episode! Falcon #1-4, written by Christopher Priest with art by...
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Apr 4, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Look out: spoilers! Matt and Brett are joined by past guests as they discuss Captain America: The Winter Soldier mere minutes after leaving the theater. How practical is Falcon’s wing pack? Was Hayley Atwell wearing make-up or was her face done in weird CGI? How threatening are the French? Will our comments about Garry Shandling get back to him? You can hear each of our guests on past episodes of the show: Lauren Hunter talks about Superman in #66; Jon Gutierrez talks about Wizard Magazine in...
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Mar 31, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week Brett is joined by fellow podcaster Jim Viscardi, host of the new and incredibly insightful interview podcast, Let’s Talk Comics. Join us as we discuss Jim’s origins at Marvel Comics, his move to Nashville, the identity of his nemesis, and his new podcast endeavor. Be sure to visit Let’s Talk Comics on Tumblr and @letstalkcomics on Twitter for more about Jim’s show, including his interview with Sam Humphries. Next week, we will be celebrating the release of Captain America:...
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Mar 24, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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The Brain Eaters cometh! Halle Kiefer and Mary Lordes return to the show to discuss Image Comics’ Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch, as well as fantasy vs. sci-fi, dinosaur based sexual orientations, celebrity crushses, and dragon shaped pleasure toys. Also, do YOU know the difference between Tyrese Gibson, Taye Diggs, and Tyson Beckford? How about Nick Nolte and Gary Busey? Does Kurtis Wiebe make Brett’s list of Crushes of 2014? Related links: An interview with Kurtis J. Wiebe...
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Mar 17, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Bonus time! Brett had to show Matt the X-Men fanmade movie that blew his mind, and since the video is totally silent, the guys decided to just talk over it. So check out the article over on io9, which sums up the (no sarcasm here) masterpiece and includes a few GIFs, and then hit play on the video right when we do for a totally new M&BLC experience! This jam is worth watching. When you’re done with this, you should check out the episode where we read the “X-Cutioner’s Song”...
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Mar 17, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett are joined by two Spider-Man aficionados — Kevin Hines (UCB) and Mark Ginocchio (Chasing Amazing) — to discuss a question that comedian Glenn Boozan has about the nature of heroism: is vulnerability really a hero’s greatest strength? This Amazing Spider-Panel dives deep into some of Spider-Man’s biggest themes in order to answer that multi-layered query. Glenn Boozan is a comedian at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Her show, This Is Going To Hurt is...
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Mar 11, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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The guys get relatively topical this week, as Matt, Brett, and guest Nat Towsen discuss Image Publisher Eric Stephenson’s recent address at this year’s ComicsPRO event. On top of that heavy talk, the guys discuss reboots, New York City history, and a ton of other stuff. Take A Tour Of Marvel’s Manhattan Grassroots Tavern Transcript of Eric Stephenson’s address at ComicsPRO Nat Towsen is a comedian in New York City and the host of Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour at the UCB East...
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Mar 3, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week, Comic Book Club’s own Alex Zalben speeds into our lives and brings with him The Flash v2 #192-200 by Geoff Johns, Scott Kolins and Phil Winslade. It’s Brett’s first time reading the Flash, and he has a LOT of questions about family trees and the Speed Force. Also, Punisher fans, we apologize in advance. For more of Alex, you can check out Comic Book Club on the Nerdist Network, and you can follow him on Twitter @azalben. To read this stretch of Flash issues, go to Amazon or...
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Feb 26, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett are joined by friend of the podcast T.J. Dietsch to talk about this year’s Toy Fair in New York City, as well as toys in general. You can learn more about T.J. on his previous appearance, where he regaled us with tales of his time working for Wizard and ToyFare magazine. You can read T.J.’s musings over at his blog, United Monkee. You can follow him on Twitter at @PoppaDietsch. Music: “The Man With All The Toys” by the Beach Boys "He's Not a Hero, He's in Hell"...
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Feb 17, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett are snowed in! And since their actual podcast plans were dashed due to the storm, they decided to read a classic comic book tale of snowy adventure. This week, we’re reading Snowblind, the classic issue of Alpha Flight by John Byrne that features five whole blank pages of story as Alpha Flight’s Snowbird fights blind against an ancient spirit in a snowstorm. You can buy this issue on Comixology, or you can read it in Alpha Flight Classic volume 1, or buy the issue itself at...
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Feb 10, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett celebrate 100 episodes by talking about 100th issues with Kevin Hines! Spider-Armor! The Legacy Virus! Touching lessons about literacy! All that, and the gang dives back into the mail bag to answer questions about superhero musical taste and comic shops. For more of Kevin Hines, listen to our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot review or our limbo characters episode. You can also follow Kevin on Twitter @kevhines and see him perform at the UCB Theatre with The Curfew every Saturday...
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Feb 3, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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The comedy-in-comics discussion continues with a trek through the strange genius of Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed to Thrizzle. Joining Matt and Brett is a longtime sketch comedy writer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, Damian Chadwick. Picasso: His Astonishing Life Johnny Silhouette Sidafexil childish revenge Baby Poop'n'Tell Cousin Grandpa Unnecessary Foreplay pubic hair stencils The Buzz Aldrin Mysteries Fabulous Nut Bra Uncle Billy’s Drunken, Bitter Guide to...
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Jan 27, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett get together this week to discuss [Brett’s recent “Andy Rooney moment”][facejam], comedy in comics, the many different types of comedy that could be in comics, and various other comedy-driven talking points. Point is, it gets intense. Then they switch gears to respond to a few listeners who sent in their problems with “The Dark Knight Rises,” in a new segment dubbed The Letters Column! (Want to suggest a better title than “The Letters Column”? Tweet it to...
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Jan 21, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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The crew from the Star Wars Minute podcast drop out of hyperspace to discuss some truly classic Star Wars comics with Matt and Brett. The adventure in question is Star Wars #7-10, from the original Marvel Comics series in the late ‘70s. These comics have everything: shirtless interviews, Borg precursors, hokey religions, giant great bunnies, literal Jedi knights, and more! If you haven’t yet read Star Wars #7-10 by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, and friends, and this episode didn’t scare you...
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Jan 13, 2014 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett seek shelter on the coldest day of 2014 in the warmth of their Podcastatorium, where they ring in the new year by talking about The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, Valiant Comics, Golden Age Superman stories, gripes with The Dark Knight Rises, Marvel’s Phase Two films, and what Star Wars comics will look like at their new publisher. Want to buy some of the things we talked about? The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story Valiant: Unity The Dark Knight Rises (also on...
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Dec 16, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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The holidays have arrived and they’ve come packaged with a lot of violence! Matt and Brett stumbled upon the accidental theme of “putting a hit on Santa” and had to read these two issues: Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special by Keith Giffen, Alan Grant, and Simon Bisley; and Hitman #22 by Garth Ennis and John McCrea. From Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special: Santa’s Origin Are they aliens? Elf death Slash Tough Santa The finger From Hitman #22: Simpsons Santa hit Gift swap Joining Matt...
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Dec 10, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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It’s a secret crossover with Left Handed Radio as Matt & Brett are joined by their sketch comedy cohorts Anna Rubanova and Adam Bozarth! The group discuss the “process” behind writing their all-comic-book sketch episode, their deal with Above Average, what comics spoke to them as vagrant youths, and try to name all 36 Chambers of the Wu-Tang. Warning: we earn an explicit tag with this episode! Let’s blame Brett. Music: “Protect Ya Neck” by Wu-Tang Clan "Anna Rubanova &...
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Nov 25, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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We’re going Buck(y) wild this week with artist Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men, X-Men) and BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban (Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm, Sons of Anarchy). They are two of the biggest Bucky/Winter Soldier fans around, so we read the first arc, The Longest Winter, from the character’s 2012 ongoing series by Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, and Bettie Breitweiser! You can check out more of Kris’s work on his Tumblr or Twitter, and you can chat about Bucky fandom with Dafna on her...
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Nov 18, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett are joined by fellow podcaster and comic book journalist extraordinaire: Matt Wilson of Comics Alliance and War Rocket Ajax fame! Join this trio as they talk about Chicago facts, hip hop movies, Christmas comics, Spider-Man, and TGIF intros! Check out Matt Wilson’s work on Comics Alliance and listen to him on the podcasts War Rocket Ajax and Movie Fighters. You can also follow him on Twitter @highmindedmw and read the two books he’s written: The Supervillain Handbook: The...
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Nov 11, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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iFanboy’s very own Paul Montgomery joins Matt and Brett in a celebration of all things Thor! Okay, well, it’s actually just a celebration of the six issues surrounding the first appearance of Thor’s new big screen baddie, Malekith. These Podcasters Three join forces to analyze the work of Walt Simonson and answer the big questions: What’s up with Balder? How accurate is Thor’s New York City geography? WEEEOOO Balder’s not feeling Odin’s plan Thor the construction worker Well drawn...
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Nov 4, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Enjoy the next installment in our ongoing “Oral History of Wizard Magazine” series as Brett talks to former ToyFare editor — and current Marvel.com and Comic Book Resources writer — T.J. Dietsch about his history with all things related to Wizard magazine. For more of T.J.’s online exploits, check out his blogs United Monkee and Pop Poppa (and its associated podcast, the Pop Poppa Nap Cast). You can also follow T.J. on Twitter at @PoppaDietsch. Next week on the show, we’re...
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Oct 28, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett try something a little different this week, as they discuss two recent issues that both grabbed at their heart/gut strings and reveal just a little bit of something about themselves. Brett picked Astonishing X-Men #67 by Marjorie Liu and Amilcar Pinna. Matt picked Hawkeye #13 by Matt Fraction and David Aja. You can find these issues of Astonishing X-Men and Hawkeye on Comixology (X-Men, Hawkeye), or pre-order the trade paperbacks containing these issues on Amazon (X-Men,...
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Oct 21, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett reconvene post-NYCC to run through all of Marvel’s new series announcements, including favorites like Silver Surfer and Black Widow. We also interview documentary filmmaker Patrick Meaney about his work on two upcoming documentaries, Comics In Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men and The Image Revolution. Music: “Sugarcane” by Sleigh Bells "Patrick Meaney / All-New Marvel NOW!" originally appeared at...
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Oct 14, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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It’s convention time in New York City! Matt and Brett went to New York Comic Con this past weekend, and it was pretty great. They interviewed their old friends, their new friends, and some of the hardest working creators in comics today. Will Sliney on the X-Men cartoon Charles Soule on playing music Cliff Chiang on Paul Smith’s Uncanny X-Men Joe Harris on Slingers David Marquez on Miles Morales Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman on Star Wars Russell Dauterman on Paul Smith’s Uncanny...
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Oct 7, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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With Arrow returning to the small screen this week, Matt and Brett decided to read one of the hooded vigilante’s recent comic book exploits: Green Arrow/Black Canary: The Wedding Album by Judd Winick, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, and Andre Coelho. Joining them is comedy writer Mary Iampietro. Mary drops some serious knowledge about comic book painters Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, and the trio all talk way too much about The Real World. Superhero wedding invites I came for the fight Emo...
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Sep 30, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Kevin and Timmy return to talk about the debut episode of ABC’s new comic book-based super-spy show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. What did everyone think? What does everyone think everybody else thought? What other shows are they watching? And most importantly: what does Timmy have to say about Pretty Little Liars? All of this and much more in this very special episode of Matt & Brett Love Television! Next week on the show we’ll be reading Green Arrow/Black Canary: The Wedding...
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Sep 23, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Comic Book Club co-host Justin Tyler returns and brings with him one of the legit best comics we’ve ever read on the show: Starman #0-5 (and also #11 because it’s Justin’s fave) by James Robinson, Tony Harris, and Matt Smith. While discussing this offbeat legacy hero, the trio touches on the Marvel swimsuit issue, sibling rivalries, and the interesting career of James Robinson. Death of Starman Dissing Starman Great quip Poor, poor old Mist Family reunion Lecture from dad Jack can’t...
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Sep 19, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week on the show, Matt flies solo and reveals the Secret Origin of his love of comics. Strap yourself in: this may be the most self-indulgent episode yet! Music: “He Gets Me High” by Dum Dum Girls "The Secret Origin of Matt" originally appeared at http://mattandbrettlovecomics.com/podcast/2013/secret-origin-of-matt.html
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Sep 9, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Nicole makes a triumphant return as we read her pick: Time Breakers #1-5 by Rachel Pollack and Chris Weston. Originally published by DC Comics' long-defunct Helix imprint, this probably-wasn’t-intended-to-be-but-ended-up-being-a mini-series is all about time travel and paradox, so get ready to be sufficiently confused! You’ll also learn the downside of being a jewel thief, and hear Matt clarify things! As Time Breakers is rather difficult to find, here are a few scans to give you an idea of...
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Sep 3, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett talk about this summer’s offering of comic book movies, Spider-Man in the ‘80s, the duo’s cross-country summer travels, Brett’s job at MTV Splash Page, and the coming of the Batfleck! Next week we will be reading Time Breakers #1-5 by Rachel Pollack and Chris Weston. Nicole Drespel will be returning to discuss the most head-scratchingest time travel adventure ever! This one’s out of print, but you can find copies on Amazon and My Comic Shop. Music: “Why I Cry” by...
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Aug 26, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Hot 97 DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds is on the podcast to discuss the modern day noir comic Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. You’ll learn all about hip hop radio, Cipha’s journey into the improv world, and, now, his first steps into the comic book world! Also learn all of our… rules. You can purchase Criminal #1-5 (the “Coward” story arc) on Amazon or download on Comixology. Check out Cipha every morning on Hot 97 in New York City during The Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Show....
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Aug 19, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week’s episode is all about Spider-Man as we talk to Mark Ginocchio, the man behind the Chasing Amazing blog and Comics Should Be Good’s Gimmick or Good? column. Mark is only four issues away from owning every single issue of Amazing Spider-Man, so we pick his brain about collecting, Spider-Man in the ‘90s, and how he started on this crazy quest in the first place. Follow Mark’s Amazing Chase on Twitter at @ChasingASMBlog and read his column, Gimmick or Good?, where he examines the...
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Aug 12, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Spoiler and trigger warnings abound in this oh-so-heavy discussion of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s extremely adult Kick-Ass 2. Seriously, any worthwhile talk about this comic has to veer into some super uncomfortable territory, because lord knows the book itself doesn’t take the time to properly unpack the heinous and horrifying acts it depicts. (We promise we’ll be on to much, much lighter fare next week!) If you haven’t read Kick-Ass 2 and this episode has you curious about it,...
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Aug 5, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Nicole Drespel hasn’t been on the show since episode #48 (Gotham Central). How is she? Where has she been? What has she been reading? She and Brett play a game of catch up, including her thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man (and his appearance at SDCC), a letter from a 1977 issue of Ms. Marvel, before moving on to today’s topic: jumping back into comics. Nicole has picked up two series and read their newest issues without going back to see what she’s missed: Wolverine & The X-Men #33...
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Jul 29, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Our guest from our first ever book-club-style episode (see #4), Jeff Rubin, returns with his College Humor colleague Pat Cassels to dive into a book that’s quite topical right now — Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s iconic Wolverine mini-series from 1982! If you’ve seen The Wolverine in theaters and want to hear more about the story that took Logan to Japan, this is your chance! Jeff Rubin and Pat Cassels both work for College Humor and host the web series Bleep Bloop together. Jeff...
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Jul 22, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Barely a day after returning from a whirlwind weekend at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, Brett reminisces about his experiences to Producer Ben. Tales are told, as Brett met a lot of people that he’s excited to talk about – some of which can be seen in the pics below! If you’re a Cheers, Tick, or Joss Whedon fan, this episode is for you! Brett meets R2-D2 Brett meets John “Cliff Clavin” Ratzenberger Joss Whedon promoting Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Commissioned sketch of Stefon by...
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Jul 15, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Comic book fan and all around good guy Pat Loika joins Matt and Brett to discuss a storyline that is near and dear to all of their hearts: X-Cutioner’s Song. Stryfe, Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, the canon fodder of the Mutant Liberation Front, and the Dark Riders — this crossover has everything. This podcast also has everything, including Brett’s extremely long-winded explanation as to why X-Factor #84 is one of the most perfect comics of all time. You can follow the many adventures of Pat...
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Jul 10, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett sit down with CBR writer and reviews guru Steve Sunu to review his career, his education, and his time at Wizard. Steve teaches us how to make a $1.00 gift a $20.00 gift, the hidden customer service side of writing, and what to ask Mark Millar if you ever get to hang out with him. And then, in our second segment, Brett grills Matt about someone he met in a bar. Music: “Australia” by Manic Street Preachers "Downton Wizard" originally appeared at...
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Jul 8, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Producer’s note: Sorry to make you wait a week to hear this episode. To make it up to you, we’ll be releasing another episode on Wednesday. Matt and Brett hit the HeroesCon floor hard and left the show with some super fun interviews with a few of their favorite comic book creators. Just like at last year’s New York Comic Con, we asked comic creators about the comics (and other things) that they love and that inspire them. In this episode: Matt Wilson talks about everyday inspiration Eric...
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Jun 24, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett had the honor of moderating the Comic Book Covers panel at HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cover artists Francesco Francavilla, Phil Noto, Dave Johnson and Joe Quinones all offered insight into their creative process as well as hearty laughs and humorous anecdotes. Yes, anecdotes! Francesco Francavilla’s work can be seen in The Black Beetle for Dark Horse Comics, as well as Hawkeye for Marvel Comics. Phil Noto currently provides covers for Astonishing X-Men and...
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Jun 17, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Comic pros Maris Wicks and Joe Quinones stopped by the M&BLC hotel room at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC to talk about one of this year’s hottest books: Young Avengers. Find out which of us was most like Kid Loki as a kid, and how many of us claim Miss America as our favorite cast member! Joe Quinones is an artist for Marvel Comics, currently providing covers for Captain Marvel and interior work on FF. See more of his art at Joe Quinones' interweb-log or follow him on Twitter @Joe_Quinones....
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Jun 11, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett had the honor of moderating the Stumptown panel at HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Writer Greg Rucka, artist Matthew Southworth, and colorist Rico Renzi all talk about the creation of and issues within the excellent limited series published by Oni Press. Want to know more about that awesome car chase? Or the seedier sides of the Portland? Or which ‘70s private eye shows inspired the series? This panel answers all of those questions and more! You can purchase...
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Jun 5, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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We’re going to HeroesCon! If you’re going to be in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend, come find us and say hello! Your beloved hosts will be moderating some panels and wandering around the con all weekend. This week Brett (X-Men devotee) and Ben (self-described Trekkie) join forces to read two of the strangest crossover stories in comic book history: Star Trek/X-Men #1 (1996) by Scott Lobdell (with art provided by pretty much everyone that ever worked at Top Cow) and Star Trek: The...
Matt & Brett Love Comics!
May 29, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt, Brett, and producer Ben sneak away from a big Memorial Day picnic in order to talk about the latest Star Trek film, why it’s so divisive, and how long-term exposure to comic book continuity has influenced Matt and Brett’s take on the film. Also: how important is Peter Parker’s financial situation to the Spider-Man mythos? Matthew Yglesias on Star Trek in movies versus on television Next week we will be reading Star Trek/X-Men #1 (1996) by Scott Lobdell with art provided by pretty...
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May 20, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Improv comedian and professional theatre appreciator Lauren Hunter joins us to talk about Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, theatre nerds versus comic book nerds, Hugh Jackman’s universal appeal, a history of The Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wonder Woman, and the classic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Superman story, “For the Man Who Has Everything…” Kal-El’s glasses Kryptonian headbands Political rally Mongul arrives Death Star sorta Introductions Wonder Woman punch Go to hell Wonder Woman...
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May 13, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett discuss The Internet with two Internet-experts, Rebecca Eisenberg (Upworthy) and Meghan O'Keefe (VH1). Come along with us as these two guide Matt and Brett through Tumblr’s underbelly, fan and slash fiction, who is which ninja turtle, speculation about Star Trek Into Darkness, and the wide world of online fandom. Bunny Stark Twitter account The Autobiography of Magneto X Rebecca’s work can be found on Upworthy as well as the Tumblr site I Spy A Famous Face. She is ryeisenberg...
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May 6, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Author and comedian extraordinaire DC Pierson joins us to talk about his comic-book-buying past and the first story arc of the critically acclaimed and fan favorite sci-fi comic book, Saga. Written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples, Saga has become one of the most consistently entertaining and original comics around today. DC Pierson is the author of the novels Crap Kingdom and The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To. He’s also a member of the comedy group Derrick, whose...
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Apr 29, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Bi-coastal mayhem explodes this week as Brett is dispatched to Portland. He’s there to start the west coast branch of Matt & Brett Love Comics! with Dark Horse editor Jim Gibbons and former MTV Editor Josh Wigler. The three of them continue the oral history of Wizard, impostor syndrome, life after living the dream, and liquid lunches. Meanwhile in Brooklyn… Matt sits in his apartment, waiting, planning, plotting… and introducing next week’s book and guest: Saga #1-6 and comedian DC...
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Apr 22, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Iron Man 3 fever is gripping the nation! To prep for this summer’s first blockbuster film, Matt and Brett read the movie’s source material (“Extremis” by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov) with Saturday Night Live writer Josh Patten. Weird scab cocoons, radical political agendas, cockney accents, this episode has it all! Plus, even more talk about the third biggest film of all time: Marvel’s The Avengers. A car cannot fit in that Daniel Craig or Javier Bardem? Extremis scabs Mallen stops...
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Apr 15, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Friends of the podcast Kevin Hines and Timmy Wood return to partake in a rousing discussion: everyone has come semi-prepared with their list of 3 Marvel or DC characters that they feel are due for a comeback, either because they are dead, not being used, or being “misused” right now. Prepare for some shocking picks! Kevin Hines is an improviser at the UCB Theatre in New York City. He previously appeared in #44 Money Can’t Buy the Death of a Species and #14 Monkeys Make Everything Better....
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Apr 8, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Comic book writer Justin Aclin returns to the podcast and brings with him his favorite comic book of all time: Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen. Come along as Matt and Brett are introduced to the other Clark Kent in this modern day classic from DC Comics (which has also just been released in a new collection). Clark takes flight Flood Downtown explosion Human experiments Watching sunsets Old Clark or Bill Murray? Pick up a copy of Superman: Secret Identity from...
Matt & Brett Love Comics!
Apr 1, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Winston Noel from the great podcast Hear Me Out stops by to talk about comic book cartoons of the ‘90s and today. We cover everything from X-Men to Young Justice, and get ready to hear the old Fantastic Four theme like you’ve never heard it before: a semi-competent a cappella performance by improv comedians! Winston’s appearance also brings out the music fiends in Matt and Brett, so get ready to hear more about Oasis and Sheryl Crow than you have all week. Or maybe all year? Check out...
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Mar 25, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels, from Spike’s TNA IMPACT WRESTLING, joins Matt and Brett to discuss the most epic comic book of 2013: Thor: God of Thunder #1-5! It’s young mead-swilling Thor, old king Thor, and Avenger Thor all squaring off against Gorr the God Butcher in one heavy, time-twisting tale. We’re super psyched to have a huge comic book fan like Christopher Daniels on the show. He’s known for rocking all sorts of Marvel Comics T-shirts on television and he definitely...
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Mar 18, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week’s guest is Justin Aclin, author of the new Dark Horse Comics original graphic novel, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Defenders Of The Lost Temple. In addition to contributing to Star Wars canon, Justin was also an editor at ToyFare Magazine (and “Twisted ToyFare Theater”) for the last chunk of its existence. So get ready for more Wizard Tales, as well as Star Wars talk. (For more Wizard history, check out Podcast Episode #47: Down the Wizard Hole.) You can follow Justin on Twitter...
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Mar 11, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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We are pleased to be joined by the amazing comedians Lorraine Cink and Kirk Damato to discuss one of the most beloved story arcs in all of comicdom: Justice League International #1-7 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire. The iconic “one punch” is, of course, discussed. Fallen Justice Leaguers Guy Gardner sits like a jerk Garder meets Batman One punch Rescuing Black Canary Gardner hits his head Impressive splash page Birth control death ray Ronald Reagan Green Lantern’s bean...
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Mar 4, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett are pleased to welcome Marvel Comics editor Jordan D. White to the podcast. Jordan edits Deadpool, Thunderbolts, Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men and a ton of other great comics. The trio pick right up where last week’s Savage Dragon convo left off, and find out the version they read isn’t the only one there is. They also discuss Star Wars, Fox’s X-Men films, and so-bad-they’re-good horror films. Follow Jordan on Twitter @cracksh0t and check out his podcast, Cast In Wax. Next...
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Feb 25, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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This week’s pick was suggested by comic book lover Jeffrey Brown! Matt and Brett are joined by UCB sketch comedians Geoff Garlock and Siobhan Thompson to discuss Image Comics, the origins of fashion, and Savage Dragon. Geoff Garlock is the host of the podcast Worst Gig Ever. He also counts the bands Orchid and Panthers on his extensive music resume. Siobhan Thompson performs monthly at the UCB Theatre with the sketch team The Prom. She also writes comedy videos for UGO.com. Savage Dragon #1-3...
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Feb 18, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Matt and Brett relax in our quiet, post-crossover, chill out episode. Matt gives some of his thoughts, memories and impressions on last week’s topic, X-Men: Mutant Genesis. For more on the X-Tinction Agenda, briefly touched upon in this episode, you can buy that X-Men classic on Amazon or Comixology. And here’s that hot picture of Cyclops that made an impression on young Brett. Next week we’ll be reading our first listener pick, Savage Dragon #1-3 and #0. #1-3 are collected on Comixology,...
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Feb 11, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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It’s part two of the CRISIS ON INFINITE PODCASTS crossover with Comic Book Club Live! The roles have reversed, and now Brett is discussing the 1991 relaunch of the X-Men line with Pete LePage, Justin Tyler and Alex Zalben. These comics sold more total units than Justin Bieber’s entire discography and inspired a decade’s worth of imitators and celebrators. X-Men #1 on Amazon, Comixology, My Comic Shop X-Force #1 on Amazon, Comixology, My Comic Shop Uncanny X-Men #281 on Amazon, My Comic...
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Feb 4, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Save the Date! The Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Crossover with The Nerdist Network’s Comic Book Club Podcast will be happening Tuesday, February 5th at 7 PM at Fontana’s in New York City. Come see a live episode of Comic Book Club, followed by a live episode of Matt & Brett Love Comics! Tickets are free! Matt and Brett are joined by Kasey Soska, co-host of the storytelling podcast Flee The Scene. He shares some ridiculous stories and makes a good case for checking out the comic book...
Matt & Brett Love Comics!
Jan 28, 2013 Matt Little & Brett White
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Save the Date! The Crisis on Infinite Podcasts Crossover with The Nerdist Network’s Comic Book Club Podcast will be happening Tuesday, February 5th at 7 PM at Fontana’s in New York City. Come see a live episode of Comic Book Club, followed by a live episode of Matt & Brett Love Comics! Tickets are free! John Frusciante and Will Hines, hosts of The Upright Citizens Brigade Long-Form Conversations podcast, drop by to discuss issue #20 of the legendary indie comic, Love & Rockets....